Wife of the Police Officer found dead on duty with gunshot wound at Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region has revealed that her husband the late Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare was depressed.
Aisha Asare, popularly known as Twumwaa Angelina stated that her husband started exhibiting signs of the mental health disorder after he was diagnosed of diabetes.
She stated that even though her deceased husband was deeply worried over his ill health, she kept psyching and encouraging him that he will be fine.
Twumwaa Angelina made the disclosure during a visit by the acting Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh and his entourage.
“He was okay until he was diagnosed with diabetes at the Hospital when I took him there after complaining of not feeling well. So since he was informed of having high blood sugar level, he has been depressed. Always thinking about it but I kept encouraging him.”
Twumwaa Angelina narrated that her husband left home for work Monday night but didn’t return adding that “when I heard his passing, I initially thought he suddenly fell ill and died only to know they shot my husband. “
She appealed for support of the public and Police to help her take care of his two children- eight and five year old boys.
On Tuesday Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare was found lifeless in a plastic chair while on guard duty at the Dukes Petroleum Filling station at Swedru in the Eastern region at about 5:40 am.
His rifle was in between his thighs having sustained severe gunshot wounds on the head. The uniform was soaked with blood.
Three empty shells were found on the ground, the report said.
It is not clear if it was accidental discharge or Suicide.
The acting IGP, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh and some members of the Police Management Board, COP/Dr. George Akufo Dampare, COP Mr. Christian Tetteh Yohunu, together with the Eastern Regional Police Commander COP Mr. Adu Amankwah have visited the crime scene and interacted with the local Police personnel and subsequently the bereaved family to commiserate with them.
The IGP has however, assured the family of support and speedy investigation into the cause of death and circumstances leading to the death.